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Bluebonnet Swamp Nature Center

10503 N Oak Hills Parkway, Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70810 USA

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“103 acres of swampy goodness”

102.75 Acres - Bluebonnet Swamp Nature Center is a 103-acre facility dedicated to conservation, education, recreation and tourism. It houses an award-winning, 9500-square-foot building filled with live animal exhibits; photographic presentations of the site's flora and fauna; natural artifact and mineral displays; and a sizeable, vintage waterfowl decoy carving collection.  Ecology and art exhibits are featured periodically.Over a mile of gravel paths and boardwalks link varied habitats such as the cypress-tupelo swamp, beech-magnolia and hardwood forests. Wildlife is plentiful at Bluebonnet Swamp, including hundreds of bird species utilizing the site throughout the year. Birders can view seasonal species during peak migrations, as well as year-round residents. While snakes and turtles are commonly seen from the trails, raccoons, rabbits, opossums, armadillos, squirrels, foxes, coyotes, deer and otter are also known to inhabit the site.

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Reviewed by
bradenlynches

  • 1 Review
  • 1 Helpful
November 06, 2014
Rated 5.0

Yes! 12 hour road trip with 2 toddlers, and this was a PERFECT stop. Fun, safe, close to the highway, close to food!

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susangualtier

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June 03, 2015
Rated 3.0

It was ok. Very easy walking, not much to see. Would probably be great for small children.

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Bluebonnet Swamp Nature Center

10503 N Oak Hills Parkway
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
70810 USA

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Open now until 5:00 pm
  • Tue - Sat: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Sun: 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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